Todor Nikolov writes:
For people struggling with rigging: I've been working on a tutorial series called "Rig Anything with Rigify". Rigify is a free addon that makes rigging in Blender simple and fun.
You'll learn tools that will enable you to rig *any* character, no matter how complex or weird. Here are some of the creatures that we'll work on together:
First, check out the Series Intro:
The core of the series is free and consists of 7 chapters. More may be added later depending on people's interest (ideas are welcome!). I am also working on advanced content that will be available for purchase. More on that will be disclosed later.
Today I give you chapter 1 and chapter 2. Future chapters will be released about once per week. Keep an eye out.
Chapter 1 is for people completely unfamiliar with Blender armatures. Experienced users can skip this part (i.e. if you can set up an IK leg in your sleep don't bother with this chapter :) ). See also the blogpost for this chapter.
Chapter 2 is an overview of the Rigify Workflow. See also the blogpost for this chapter.
Next week we'll start using Rigify's prebuilt Meta-Rigs!